3 Serene Spaces That Are Pleasing To The Eye

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 SUN ROOM IN HIGHLAND PARK
ELIZABETH KRUEGER, ELIZABETH KRUEGER DESIGN

“When we reflect on what brings balance and relaxation to a space, we think of natural light, soft color palettes, and organic materials and textures—all of which are captured in this luminous and serene sun room. This space, which we recently completed alongside Morgante Wilson Architects in a historic Northside home, is the perfect place to unwind, watch TV or read, and connect with nature. From the stormy gray tile to the classic Eames chair and soft, cascading drapery, everything in this room is meant to evoke feelings of harmony and calmness.” elizabethkruegerdesign.com

PHOTO BY MIKE SCHWARTZ

 PENTHOUSE DEN IN LINCOLN PARK
MIA RAO AND ROBYN SWANSON, MIA RAO DESIGN

“This penthouse was designed with an overall edgy urban vibe to reflect the owner’s previous New York City address. The lady of the house wanted a space all of her own—a cozy place to retreat that had a softer, more feminine feel than the rest of the home. This room is designed to calm the senses, with details like a custom shag rug that is heaven for your toes, striated wallcovering that gives the room a Zen-like feel and a bright yellow Ligne Roset Facett chair that adds a pop of cheerfulness. It draws you in and then captures you in a moment of solitude: the perfect prescription for the new, crazy world we live in.” miaraodesign.com 

PHOTO BY MIA RAO

LIBRARY AND FAMILY ROOM IN HINSDALE
MICHAEL DEL PIERO, MICHAEL DEL PIERO GOOD DESIGN

“Finding serenity was important to the owners of this Mediterranean-style home, as they have two small children, a dog and a growing business. Seeking to carve out moments of quiet, we capitalized on the house’s architecture to magnify its peaceful energy. Giant windows flood the space with natural light and highlight the views of the lush landscape, promoting a feeling of tranquility. The library offers a space to unwind with a book, while the family room’s plush seating allows them to gather with loved ones. The two spaces flow into each other and provide nourishment for the heart, mind and body.” michaeldelpiero.com

PHOTO BY JANET MESIC MACKIE